European development and training outfit The Script Factory has joined forces with new production company Mute Marmalade to establish Project Tiptree - a search for new screenwriting talent.

Screenplay submissions are invited within specific genres on a quarterly basis, with selected scripts offered development with The Script Factory and an option with Mute Marmalade.

The selection is formal - writers will be working under option to Mute Marmalade with a development plan. Once the development is complete, revised drafts will be resubmitted to Mute Marmalade for the company to consider exercising the option or acquiring the rights in the project, to pursue pre-production and financing.

The first genre is comedy. Full details about submission, option agreement, rights acquisition agreement and the genre for this quarter are available at

Closing date for applications is 4 June 2004. Full details are available from The Script Factory at